Bilal at City Winery


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Bilal is a soul singer who is obviously influenced by Prince with his falsetto and quirky style.  The City Winery space was lit with a low light candle glow that set the soulful mood.  I ordered my favorite white wine from City Winery the 615 chardonnay.   Right on time, the lights started to dim and the band began to play warm up tunes.
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Lovenoise Host GZA at City Winery + Conscious Convo & Clerisy Circle Host Election Watch Party

Last week, Election Tuesday dramatic conclusion of the 2016 Presidential boxing, er election.  This year, including the election debates, has been emotional, shocking, year, with the tone of one of the ugliest elections I think I’ll ever witness looming over our heads.  I was stricken with anxiety over the pending results of the election.

Luckily beautiful fashion blogger  Melissa Watkins Editor of  Fab Glance graciously invited me to collaborate with her on the ticket giveaway to the GZA concert at City Winery.  YES!  I am not the biggest Wu-Tang Fan, BUT I know and respect the legend MCs, GZA being one.  Luckily enough he performed quite a few Wu-Tang hits, so I was able to bob my head rap along.

The sponsors of the Election Watch Party event are some of my favorite organizations, Lovenoise (Eric Holt), Conscious Convo (Isaac Addae), Clerisy Circle (Carolyn Griffin), and their guests, were mingling in a lounge area directly upstairs from the City Winery performance hall.  It was a good time socializing with other community voters who came out to the watch party and too were anxious about the election results.

I asked the bartender for a white wine that wasn’t too sweet or dry and he suggested and I highly recommend the “615.”

So I had the creative idea to take the videos of songs GZA performed and use the song titles to describe my thoughts and opinions on the results of the presidential election.  Please Note *These are my thoughts and views alone and do not express those of the sponsors of the event*

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Omni Nashville Staycation

This summer one warm July weekend,  Maxwell was in concert Friday and that Saturday Gary Clark Jr was in concert as well, both at the Ascend Amphitheater.
(Sidebar – listen to my favorite song by GCJ by clicking the link here. )
I was gracious enough to have a weekend staycation sponsored by Omni.  The Omni Hotel is nestled in the heart of downtown and a short three block walk over from the Ascend Amphitheater. The Omni’s grand decor and furnishings, as well as its attentive guest services, makes it one of the most sought after hotels in Nashville and the world.    Read about my staycation sponsored in part by Omni Hotels Nashville below.
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Beyonce: Formation Tour Nashville – The Do Over (from a non-biased Beyonce fan)

Thank you to the Ladies of Jazzy Nashville Mobile Shoetique for sponsoring this blog post and my first Beyonce experience!  Be sure to check out Jazzy Nashville Mobile Shoetique for all the latest shoe fashions and shoe accessories. Catch them out and about in their signature Purple Mobile Shoetique Truck throughout the greater Nashville area or shop online by clicking the link here.



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Weekend Recap: Cultivation, Bourbon Street Bar, Creative Soul Music Academy, and I’m on a BOAT

I had a jam packed Memorial Day weekend participating in some of my favorite of activities – supporting my friends and family. In this week’s weekend recap I’l highlight my experiences with:

New Nashville Wednesday – hosted by Jon Lucas Music

Cultivation – hosted by Rick Wilkerson Music

Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar

Creative Soul Music Academy

Lost in the City Nashville

Here we go!

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Tweet Performs Latest Solo Album “Charlene” @ City Winery

Lovenoise has the spring/summer on a roll.  The Southern Hummingbird – Tweet – was at the City Winery for two shows, a show that began promptly at 7pm and a 2nd show was later added that was slated to begin at 9pm.  I attended the  7pm performance and enjoyed Tweet perform a few songs from Southern Hummingbird, but mainly, she performed songs from her most recent album “Charlene.”  Better pictures and a video snippet below!

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